When can I plant Cauliflower in Zone 13b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant cauliflower is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Cauliflower

Frost tolerance for cauliflower: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since cauliflower are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant cauliflower
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cauliflower
Probably not a good time to plant cauliflower

The earliest that you can plant cauliflower in Zone 13b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant cauliflower and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your cauliflower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your cauliflower indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 65°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13b and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to protect your cauliflower if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low65°F
Highest Expected Low70°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 65°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 70°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13b.